LOS ANGELES, CA (May 28, 2013) – The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) today announced the formation of its Preferred Partner Program, marking the organization’s first-ever initiative designed to provide exclusive discounts on products and services that physicians in private practice rely on to run a successful and sustainable business.
The Preferred Partner Program consists of carefully vetted, industry-leading vendors who share LACMA’s goal to advocate quality health care for all patients and serve the professional needs of its members. Participating vendors and member-only discounts include:
Medline: Guaranteed 10percent savings and up to 40 percent savings on Clinic Supplies
Marsh: Customized insurance plans with discounted pricing
UPS: Average savings of up to 37 percent on shipping services
TigerText: Free subscription to HIPAA Compliant Mobile Messaging Platform
GoodRx: Patient access to discounted prescriptions
“Due to recent health care reform in Los Angeles, doctors are having an increasingly difficult time maintaining a successful private practice,” said Rocky Delgadillo, CEO of LACMA. “Now more than ever, many solo doctors have been moving to larger private groups or hospitals because of the financial strain of reduced reimbursement rates, constant pressure to adopt new technology, federal and state regulations, and new demands from health care plans.”
“We are at a critical juncture in our health care system where there are too many patients and not enough doctors,” said Dr. Samuel Fink, President of LACMA and practicing internist. “It is getting more and more difficult for doctors to practice on their own and continue to see their patients, which should be their focus. One of our jobs is to make it easier by arming them with the right tools and resources.”
The benefits provided in the Preferred Partner Program are available exclusively to LACMA members and may be accessed online at www.lacmanet.org or by calling 213-226-0356.
The Los Angeles County Medical Association is a professional association representing 6,500 physicians from every medical specialty and practice setting as well as medical students, interns, and residents.